Prof. Dr. med. dent. Norbert Gutknecht, Germany
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Prof. Gutknecht studied medicine and dentistry at the Universities of Bochum, Florence and Aachen.

Since 1990 he works as a scientific researcher at the RWTH Aachen University Hospital.

He did scientific research studies in the field of dental laser therapy at the UCSF University California San Francisco, USA, where he received his “ Master in application of Nd:YAG lasers in dentistry”

He completed his Doctoral Thesis (PhD) at RWTH Aachen University in 1993 and was appointed as an Assoc. Professor at Aachen University Medical and Dental Faculty in 1998 after completing his Habilitation

In 2003 he was appointed as a Full Professor at the Department of Operative Dentistry, Periodontology and Pediatric Dentistry at RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Medical and Dental Faculty

Positions at RWTH Aachen University and other Universities

Director: Department of Operative Dentistry Periodontology, Pediatric Dentistry

Director: Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ)

Scientific Director: Postgraduate Master Program: ”Lasers in Dentistry”

Honorary Professor: The University of Hong Kong

Visiting Professor: MIU, Mirs International University Cairo, Egypt

Positions in scientific organisations

Board Member: German Dental Association (DGZMK)  

President: German Society for Laser Dentistry (DGL)

CEO WFLD, the World Federation for Laser Dentistry

Editor of Scientific Journals

Editor-in-Chief: “Laser in Dental Science” Springer Heidelberg, Germany

Assoc. Editor: “Laser in Medical Science” Springer London UK,

Editor-in-Chief: “Laser International Magazine” Oemus Media Leipzig, Germany

Editorial Board member: “Photomedicine and LASER Surgery” Mary Ann Libert, Inc Publishers USA.


Author of 4 books and more than 185 publications in international Journals

Invited Keynote speaker

In more than 80 international scientific congresses in the different parts of the World